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The Occupy Wall Street Movement and the Constitution: Protesters Preoccupied with the First Amendment

By   /  December 2, 2013  /  1st Amendment, Constitutional Law, Featured 

Gavel with Book

Defendant Ronnie Nunez was arrested and charged with “[t]respass, [d]isorderly conduct, and [o]bstructing [g]overnmental [a]dministration in the [s]econd [d]egree.” Although the defendant moved to have the accusatory instrument against him suppressed and all charges dismissed, his motion was denied and the case went to trial. The charges against the defendant were the result of his active participation in the Occupy Wall Street protests.

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